Over 60 minutes from the young champion of Louisiana blues guitar and harmonica. Includes "Caught In The Jaws Of A Vice," "Outside Looking In," and "Hoodoo Moon;" remastered in 20-bit audio. With never-before-seen photos & special mini poster
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Kenny Neal: vocal, harp, electric and acoustic guitar WITH Rhythm Guitar: Ernie Lancaster or Bryan Bassett Bass: No...
Kenny Neal: vocal, harp, electric and acoustic guitar WITH Rhythm Guitar: Ernie Lancaster or Bryan Bassett Bass: Noel Neal, except Darnell Neal (7, 9) Bob Greenlee (5, 8, 15) Anthony Hardesty (3, 6) Drums: Kennard Johnson, except Jim Payne (5, 7, 10, 13, 15) Gralin Hoffman (3, 6, 8) Mark Blair (7) Keyboards: Lucky Peterson, except Kenny Burch (7) Silent Partners (1): Russell Jackson, Bass Guitar Tony Coleman, Drums The Horny Horns (1, 5): Fred Wesley, Trombone Maceo Parker, Alto Sax The King Snake Horns: Bill Samuel, Saxes & arrangements Buzz Montsinger, Tenor Sax Bob Greenlee, Baritone Sax & arrangements Leroy Cooper, Baritone Sax Bruce Staelens, Trumpet Sylvester Polk, Trumpet Danny "Boney" Fields, Trumpet Jan Pattishall, Trombone
Tracks 1, 5 & 12 produced by Bob Greenlee & Kenny Neal, 1990 Tracks 2, 9, 11 & 14 produced by Kenny Neal, Bob Greenlee & Bruce Iglauer, 1992 Tracks 3, 6, 7 & 8 produced by Bob Greenlee & Kenny Neal, 1988 Tracks 4 &16 produced by Kenny Neal, Bob Greenlee & Bruce Iglauer, 1994 Tracks 10, 13, & 15 produced by Bob Greenlee & Kenny Neal, 1989
All tracks recorded at King Snake Studios, Sanford, FL, and mixed at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL
Engineers: Bob Greenlee, Bryan Bassett, Andrew McIntire, Pete Carr, Jay Shilliday, Dave Bell, Warren King & Rick Bailey
Mixers: David Axelbaum, Jay Shilliday & Julian Herzfeld
Deluxe Edition Series produced by Bob DePugh, Bruce Iglauer and David Forte
Design by David Forte Cover and Inlay photography by Koichi Uchida
Kenny Neal has become the ambassador of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana blues sound, taking the heritage of his father, bluesman Raful Neal, and his father's famed musician friends and speading it worldwide. Whether he's squeezing the strings of his ancient, battered Telecaster, stretching out on a funky bass riff, or blowing a chugging, reedy solo on harp, Kenny's sound is unmistakably Baton Rouge. But he isn't just recycling the songs of his mentors, like Slim Harpo (who gave Kenny his first harp when the boy was three to stop him from crying), Lazy Lester and his father, or the wild string-bending style of the late Guitar Slim and the obscure but brilliant Rudolph Richard. Rather, Kenny has absorbed the sounds of the masters he knew, added the fire of fellow Baton Rouge-ite Buddy Guy (with whom Kenny toured as a bass player while still a teenager) and strained it all through a modern, young sensibility to create the Kenny Neal sound.
Live, Kenny is spontaneous and unstoppable. He's even taken his talent to Broadway, where he starred in Lincoln Center's production of Zora Neale Hurston's Mule Bone, and won the Theatre World Award for Most Outstanding New Talent. He's toured for the U.S. government as a blues ambassador across Africa, and he and his tireless road band of various Neal brothers and the great Chicago drummer Kennard Johnson have taken his incendiary live show from Argentina to Europe to Japan (opening for B.B. King) and practically every blues club in the U.S.
Whether he's laying into one of his original songs (often co-written with Florida producer/bassist/horn arranger Bob Greenlee) or updating a South Louisiana classic, Kenny's musical gumbo, mixing swamp blues, a bit of modern funk, Chicago blues and New Orleans rhythms, all cooked over a fire of Baton Rouge roots, marks him as one of the true blues torchbearers of his generation.